"No one should be exploited and deprived of their freedom. We believe every child has the right to be a child. As a public charity, we have discovered that we are not alone in this fight." Ricky Martin
Puerto Rico - After announcing in 2008 the construction of a school that would become a platform for social action in order to combat all forms of oppression against children, the Ricky Martin Foundation inaugurated today the Tau Center in Las Cuevas community in Loiza, Puerto Rico.
Our principal project launched in 2004 was created to provide education and solutions for international efforts to abolish child trafficking, a modern form of slavery.
Germany’s RTL Foundation selected the Ricky Martin Foundation Child Development and Prevention Center in Loiza, Puerto Rico, as the international project among other four other projects to be recipients of donations received during their renowned RTL Spendenmarathon.
The Center will allow the children and youth at risk to receive an emotional and educational alternative that will maximize their potential as dignified human beings, proud of their culture and heritage. Most importantly, their right to be children will be safeguarded.
The center is scheduled to be open August 2014.